English Across the Curriculum
Skyscrapers are the world’s tallest buildings. They first appeared in New York and Chicago at the end of the 19th century. Skyscrapers are often like small cities. They offer space for offices, apartments, shops, hotels, restaurants and other services. Tens of thousands of people live and work there.
The Home Insurance Building in Chicago is thought to be the first skyscraper - built in 1885
Image:Chicago Architectural Photographing Company, Public domain,
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